The governor of Ebonyi State Engr. Dave Umahi yesterday claimed that some people are busy polluting the minds of the Muslim faithful in the state so as to cause disaffection between them and the government.
Umahi, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe, further told the Muslim faithful who were on Sallah homage at the Government House Abakaliki, to ignore all forms of blackmail making the rounds in the state against the government.
He maintained that activities of the Boko Haram militants in the North East had redefined the attitude of true Muslims, going by their stand in opposing the killing of innocent Nigerians by the dreaded sect members in the name of religion.
“They (mischief makers) have mapped out means and strategies to pollute the minds of some people by saying things that governments do are not right. I want to say such people are not only wicked but are people who do not desire anything good to come to you.”
Earlier, the Alhaji Mohammad Ajah, the leader of the Muslim community in Ebonyi, who was represented by Ibrahim Obiahi, advised the state government to extend its development activities to all the 13 local government areas in the state.